Barber Sunday Wrap-Up

Posted in IndyCar on April 22, 2018 by Oilpressure

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The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama ran twenty-three laps in a downpour before two red flags stopped the action for the day. About two hours passed before they made the decision to postpone the race until Monday at 11:00 CDT on MSNBC, instead of NBCSN. Monday’s forecast doesn’t look much better.

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Getting It Right

Posted in IndyCar on April 22, 2018 by Oilpressure

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By Susan Philips

Most tracks should come to Barber Motorsports Park to take notes about how to execute a race. Not that everything goes flawlessly, but it is pretty darn close.

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It’s Race Day At Barber

Posted in IndyCar on April 22, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Greetings from an already wet Barber Motorsports Park. It was a cloudy and ominous sky when we left the hotel. Within five minutes, it was raining. Fortunately, it had stopped as we made our way from the parking lot into the Media Center, but it is a sign of what the day will be like – dodging raindrops. The current radar shows that we are currently in a pocket, but looking to the west – it looks bad.

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Barber Day Two Wrap-Up

Posted in IndyCar on April 21, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Sometimes the things you plan in your head, just never quite work out. I had planned on (and promised) to post here between Practice Three and Qualifying. Well, one thing led to another…yada,yada,yada…and we never came back in where I could write anything out. When we go to a race track, we actually like to go all over the race track.

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Day Two At Barber Motorsports Park

Posted in IndyCar on April 21, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Greetings from a sundrenched Barber Motorsports Park. The ambient temperature at 10:00 is already 63°, but it feels but warmer than that. The weatherman could not have produced a better day to be at a race track. Unfortunately, tomorrow promises to be completely different. It is going to be much cooler and rain – lots of rain and potentially dangerous thunderstorms.

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Practice Two Was Lively

Posted in IndyCar on April 20, 2018 by Oilpressure

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If Practice One was uneventful, Practice Two made up for it. At least three cars found the gravel traps, one with slight damage. Simon Pagenaud and Zach Veach both brought out the red flags for venturing off course. Then late in the practice, Juncos driver Rene Bender went off track and made contact with the tire barrier. Was it the hotter temperatures this afternoon? I’m not sure.

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Practice One Is Uneventful

Posted in IndyCar on April 20, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Practice One was a slow affair to get started. As soon as the green flag flew, cars went out on basically an installation lap. Then they came back in and sat, while crews made what appeared to be fairly major adjustments to the cars.

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